Subscribe to RSS-Feed

Recover Password

v Login

News from the graduate schools 2020

13. Nov 2020

Funding for research training group “ProMoAge” extended

Written by

The Research Training Group 2155 “ProMoAge – Protein Modification: A Key Mechanism for Ageing” can continue its work for another four years. The DFG is funding the second phase with approximately 5.5 million euros. The GRK is managed by the Medical Faculty of the MLU together with the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.

Read more (in German)

10. Nov 2020

DFG approves new Research Training Group “Beyond Amphiphilicity” at MLU

Written by

The Senate of the German Research Foundation (DFG) decided on Friday to establish the new Research Training Group “Beyond Amphiphilicity: Self-Organization of Soft Matter Via Multiple Noncovalent Interactions (GRK 2670)” at MLU. In the first funding phase until 2025, about 4.5 million euros will be available for the doctoral program.

(from MLU press release No 157/2020 from November 9, 2020)

About GRK 2670

Research Training Group “Beyond Amphiphilicity: Self-Organization of Soft Matter Via Multiple Noncovalent Interactions (GRK 2670)” spokesperson: Prof. Dr. Dariush Hinderberger (funding 2021-2025) (link)

Amphiphilicity is a well-established qualitative concept contributing to the understanding of self-assembly processes of molecules composed of two inherently incompatible units (hydrophilic and hydrophobic) in aqueous systems. Polyphilic molecules are more complex molecules, from small molecules to macromolecules, that have interaction patterns with at least two types of interactions, one of them based on amphiphilicity. Self-assembled soft matter systems attain their complexity through noncovalent interaction patterns of their molecular constituents with their environment, solvents, biomolecules, membranes, and surfaces.

[ Read On … ]

2. Nov 2020

MENTAL HEALTH LITERACY TALK – online (November 12, 2020)

Written by

This lecture is about the prevalence of mental health illness in general and academic populations, about signs and symptoms and the science underlying the causes and treatments of mental illnesses, with an emphasis on depression and anxiety.

Our speaker will be Wendy Marie Ingram, PhD. She is a scientist, mental health advocate, consultant and speaker. She is a Founder and CEO at Dragonfly Mental Health, a Global Consortium for Academic Mental Health, established in 2019.

The talk will cover the following topics:

  • the prevalence of mental health illness in general and academic populations
  • an overview of signs and symptoms highlighting those seen in academic settings
  • the science underlying the causes and treatments of mental illnesses, with an emphasis on depression and anxiety
  • what to do and when to get help
[ Read On … ]

14. Sep 2020

Upcoming courses in doctoral program “Ethics and Responsible Leadership in Business”

Written by

Please register for the following three upcoming courses:

  • Behavioral Business Ethics (winter term 2020/21) by Prof. Dr. Philipp Schreck,
  • Markets without Limits (December 02, 2020 and January 14, 2021),
  • Philosophical Ethics of Leadership (January 22/29, 2021)
[ Read On … ]

14. Sep 2020

[IAMO Graduate School] Free slots: Basic Principles of Research Design and Strategy (October 21-22, 2020)

Written by

Quick-and-dirty number-crunching ‘quantoids’ face them. Carefully describing and interpreting ‘smooshes’ face them. No matter where they stand on ontological and epistemological grounds and how we stereotype the respective ‘other side’, all researchers face similar challenges posed to core issues of research design. A research design is a plan that specifies how you plan to carry out a research project and, particularly, how you expect to use evidence to answer your research question.

[ Read On … ]

8. Apr 2020

[TRR227] Update: Time and career management for scientists (webinar no vacant slot| May 7 & 28)

Written by

Update: All slots of the online webinar of the iRTG of SFB/TRR 227 “Ultrafast Spin Dynamics” are filled. The webinar is equivalent to two workshop days, spread over three weeks. This course includes two live webinar sessions on May 7th and 28th.

In this course you will learn…
The basic principles of time-management

  • What do I want to achieve this year professionally and personally?
  • Your 168 hours: How much do you actually work? How much of this is towards your goals?
  • For what to spend time?
  • How to (not) schedule your calendar?
  • E-mails, meetings and phone calls
  • Science-life balance
  • Time-management during Home-Office

Further information at the website of the iRTG “Ultrafast Spin Dynamics”

3. Mar 2020

iDiv Summer School 2020 – Pollination Ecology (July 6-11, 2020 | cancelled)

Written by

We are happy to announce the iDiv Summer School 2020 “Pollination Ecology”, 6 to 11 July 2020, in Leipzig, Germany. This iDiv Summer School is led by Tiffany Knight and Amibeth Thompson, iDiv research group Spatial Interaction Ecology.

During the six summer school days, participants will be immersed into the field of pollination ecology with lectures, computer labs using the programming language R, fieldwork, plant and insect identification, and data analysis (Species Accumulation Curves, Linear Regression, NMDS, Network Metrics). In addition, students will have opportunities to attend iDiv Seminars and exchange with iDiv researchers.

The summer school aims to attract early career scientists (bachelor, master, or PhD level) from around the world with an overall interest in pollination ecology and interest in fieldwork.

The application deadline is Sunday, 5 April 2020.

For more information and the link for application, please visit

18. Dec 2019

Find the right career path and be successful – Winterschool for Postdocs (March 2-6, 2020)

Written by

Aims and scope

The ScienceCampus Halle – Plant-Based Bioeconomy is organising a winter school for postdocs and doctoral students at an advanced stage from 02 to 06 March 2020. The aim is to develop a professional orientation in the academic and non-academic field. Please note that the Winter School offers a selection of the following complementary skills workshop:

  • How to find your Job on the German Non-Academic Labour Market
  • Blast your fussy mind – Entrepreneurship as career option
  • Third-applications for one´s own position in the postdoc phase
  • Research data management
  • Intellectual Property rights and alternative forms of protection
  • How to use Networking to Advantage
[ Read On … ]

Recent Comments